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Bia

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European, Bistro
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19 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
7327756100
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Terrific restaurant within walking distance of our home!

As we live in Ocean Grove, Bia's is of course, easy to get to and the staff and food are great! During the summer, it is fun to sit outside and watch the world go by and as the Majestic where Bia's is located, is on the beach block you can see the Ocean from the porch..

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Innkeeper3443
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Ocean Grove, N. J.
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ocean Grove, N. J.
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As we live in Ocean Grove, Bia's is of course, easy to get to and the staff and food are great! During the summer, it is fun to sit outside and watch the world go by and as the Majestic where Bia's is located, is on the beach block you can see the Ocean from the porch..

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Morristown, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner at Bia a few times and had a great experience. The seafood is excellent - especially the scallops and crab cakes! The tuna appetizer is delicious. The wait staff is very attentive and ocean views from the porch are beautiful. Hidden gem in ocean grove!

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Sebastian, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Sorry but it did sound appetizing, especially when the waitress described it as "homemade guacamole topped with crab meat and chili lime sauce". I was disappointed as the presentation was not too appetizing and the crab was very sparse. Bagged corn chips could have been fresher or a better variety.

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New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

For the price the quality is somewhat mediocre. Items like the clams casino and just plain horrid, full of a plethora of peppers bread crumbs and spice with some diced clam hiding inside. The seafood dishes are marred by being smeared with mayonnaise French an catelina dressing. The chef must have gone to Kraft cooking school. It's a pretty site... More 

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Millburn, NJ
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165 reviews 165 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Had very pleasant dinner on porch this evening. Food was delicious, service was okay. All four of us enjoyed our meal. Byo helps keep cost down. We plan to return.

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Hadnt tried this place for years because of a bad experience but tonight we were pleasantly surprised. Actually sorry we had waited such a long time to go back again. Sat out on the porch,it was a beautiful night. Everything that our waitress Taylor recommended was awesome. Will definitely go back again soon.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We ate here for brunch (it happened to be Mother's Day). The food was okay--but the whole thing was waaaaaay overpriced. Not sure what it's like with their regular menu.

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Princeton, NJ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Very much enjoyed eating here on the porch with a view of the ocean on a nice September evening. The food was medium quality at a high price, but I figured we were paying a premium for such a pleasant location/experience. The service was very good.

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Monroe Township, NJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Enjoyed having lunch here - sitting on the porch with a great view of the ocean. The food was good and the service was great --my waitress made me feel like I was having lunch at a friend's - very attentive and very friendly. Will definitely go back.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

First time at Bia's and I thought it was good. Our server was very friendly and gave great recommendations off the menu. We had the calamari, crab and avocado dip and caprese salad as appetizers. Everything came out quickly and was tasty. For dinner I had the filet mignon, medium. The asparagus was good, the mashed potatoes were kinda bland... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Ocean Grove
  • Phone Number: 7327756100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 70
  • Cuisine: European, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions

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